5 stars (7)

Childminder in Brighton

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Female Non-smoker Member since May 2016 Last Updated Jan 2020 Last Login 18 Jan 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Free Smear-Test Childcare

About Me

Hello parents/carers
I am an OFSTED registered childminder with a 'Good' rating and have been doing and loving it for 22years and counting!
My focus is on babies and pre school children.

Before childminding i worked in the care sector, in homes for the elderly for several years as well as taking time out to raise and care for my own children.

Also i havei worked with children who had special needs in their own homes.

I love children and my job as a childminder i think is the best job ever!

The whole of my downstairs is dedicated to childminding including a toilet and sink which is invaluable when it comes to toilet training!

A wide patio door leads straight out into a secure garden so the children are able to move in and out during their play.

Our day is usually led by the children's interests which include trips out and about to parks, playgroups, sealife centre ( they love it)! and many more places of interest.

When at home we do singing and dancing, dressing up, art/crafts, baking or just freeplaying inside with the various age related toys or out in the garden making dens, sand and water play or having a great time on the slides and seesaw. ( summer is a great time for outdoors)!?

Before a child starts in my setting I do several settling in sessions for them with no charge.

My thinking is that children especially during early years learn through their play and being happy and feeling safe and this is how I work.
I also work closely with parents/carers as you are the most important person in your child's life.
So I keep contact through WhatsApp, a daily diary and of course verbally about what your child has been doing during the day or if there has been any WOW! moments in their development?

If you wish to message men please feel free to do so.
We can chat about your childcare needs and arrange a no obligation visit if you wish.

My Experience

Have been a registered childminder for 22years and have cared for newborns up to 5 year olds.

My Qualifications

Level 3 in childcare.

Diploma in Childcare Studies.

Paediatric First Aid Certificate ( renew every 3 years).

If you wish to see my documents i have them as hard copies and will be happy to let you have any you like.

If you would like to see my latest OFSTED report i have a copy in my home for you to see.

I have also been attending webinars hosted by childcare.co.uk as they are very relevant to my childminding and seminats/exhibitions twice a year.

To finish i am happy to offer 1 hour of free childcare to any mums who want to have a cervical smear test as this was brought to my attention recently.

My Availability

I do have lots spaces at the moment and am available at any time to have a chat about my childcare and to answer questions patents may have.

Parents who's children i have looked or are now looking after are happy to give me a reference if you wish.
There are also reviews from previous and current parents on this profile.

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Last Updated: 04/01/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.50 per hour

£5.50 per hour including any food and trips out etc.

My Local Schools

This childminder has not yet informed us whether or not they provide any drop off or pick up services at local schools.

My Documents

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  • First Aid Certificate (added 13/10/2019)
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Below are the latest reviews for brighton. Please note that reviews represent the subjective opinions of other Childcare.co.uk users and not of Childcare.co.uk. Parents must carry out their own checks and references on childcare providers to ensure that they are completely happy before enaging in the use of their services.

My 18 month year old daughter has been cared for by Ann since December this year. She seemed instantly comfortable with Ann and settled there very easily. She loves all the interactive toys in Ann’s home, and Ann also takes her to groups, library park and trips out every day. She keeps me up to date during the day with photos and a diary which is lovely. My daughter is always so happy when I collect her. Ann has been very welcoming, friendly and sensitive to my family’s needs which I have really appreciated and I would highly recommend her as a childminder.

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by about brighton on 05/01/2020

Ann looked after my daughter for 4 years, in this time she was amazing with my daughter and helped her develop into a smart and well rounded individual ready for the world ahead of her. Ann is very understanding and supportive of each families/childs needs.
Ann takes the children out to a wide range of places including parks, play groups, and museums, so my daughter was always kept busy. I also liked that Ann would send me pictures and kept a daily diary so I was always up to date on how each day had been.


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by about brighton on 20/11/2019

Response by brighton on 20/11/2019:

Thankyou for the wonderful review Hannah I really appreciate it x

My son was looked after by Ann and now my one year old is cared for by Ann. Ann has a lovely, warm and child centred home setting and she is someone who clearly loves her job and is passionate about providing the best care.
I feel so comfortable and happy that my child is in such safe and brilliant hands.

Thank you Ann! 😁

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by about brighton on 11/11/2019

Response by brighton on 12/11/2019:

Thank you Emily this is a wonderful review.
I can't thank you enough!
It was a pleasure having Ralf in my home and now I feel the same pleasure having Lyra. 😉x

My son was looked after by Ann for two years after coming from a bigger more nursery like set up and the difference in quality of care, attention, knowledge and experience was incredible. My son was so much happier with Ann, he was excited to arrive at her house and couldn't wait to hear what exciting activities she had in store for the children each day. His confidence and capability grew so much in the time he spent with her. Ann is patient, kind, knowledgable and I highly recommend her.

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by about brighton on 20/10/2019

Ann looked after both my sons, from babies until school. They are now 11 and 6 years old and they still love visiting her and have such fond memories of the time they have spent with her. She has such a lovely way with children and always provided them with fun activities to do as well as taking them to parks, playgroups, museums and the sea life centre on a regular basis. My children learnt so much from her! I can't recommend her enough.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about brighton on 15/10/2019

Response by brighton on 16/10/2019:

Theresa thanks so much for the fantastic review!😉

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